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Mary Michele "Mitzi" Ertel

Mary Michele "Mitzi" Ertel

Mary Michele 'Mitzi' Ertel, age 63, of 510 Kimberly Drive, died on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 6:07 PM in her home. She was born on January 17, 1955 in Quincy, Illinois the daughter of Dale & Leatrice (Noftz) Veach. Mitzi graduated from Southeastern High School and was in the first graduating class for nursing from John Wood Community College. She married the only man she ever fell in love with, William E. 'Bill' Ertel on October 3, 1981 in the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Golden, IL, where she was baptized and confirmed. He survives.

Mitzi was a talented artist and was known for her decorating and design skills. She enjoyed sports and was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues. Mitzi loved cooking and baking for her family and friends and was especially well known for her decorated sugar cookies. She also had a great love for animals and her pets.

However, more than anything else, Mitzi was the heart of her family. She was a devoted and loving daughter, wife, mother and 'Nonny'. She loved following her children's and grandchildren's activities. Outside of her immediate family, Mitzi touched many lives and was a surrogate mother to many. Mitzi was respected for her compassion and knowledge as a nurse at St. Mary Hospital and later in her role with Patient Financial Services at Blessing Health System where she had many friends.

In addition to her husband, she is also survived by:
HER MOTHER: Leatrice Veach of Quincy.
THREE CHILDREN: Mitch Ertel and his wife Lindsay of Quincy; Alex Ertel of Quincy and Lucy Ertel also of Quincy.
TWO GRANDCHILDREN: Madison and Will Ertel.
FOUR SIBLINGS: Greg Veach and his wife Trudy of Bloomington, IL; Ross Veach and his wife Janet of Kalamazoo, MI: Amanda Moon of Leavenworth, KS and Jamie Veach and his wife Amy of Marceline, IL.
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Mitzi was preceded in death by her father.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM in Golden Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Golden, IL. A Memorial visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00 until 7:00 PM in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home in Quincy. Memorials may be made to Quincy Humane Society or Diabetes Association of Illinois. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Kathleen
Mendon, IL
Comments:
Michele, you were way more than a work mom to me. Its a hard pill to swallow that you're gone, but I know you are now home and free.. Thoughts and prayers are continually going up for the Ertel family for this is a great loss.
From:
Rick and sue
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So very sorry to hear of dear Mitzi's passing. Bill and family you are all in our prayers at this difficult time. If we can do anything please ask.
From:
Julia zimmerman
Camp point, IL
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A very special lady gone too soon. Heaven got a special one with Mitzi. Thoughts and prayers to the Ertel and Veach families
From:
Mary
QUINCY, IL
Comments:
So very sorry . Mitzi was beautiful inside and out. Prayers for all
From:
Rusty Rothweiler
Monroe City, MO
Comments:
Mitch, so sorry for your loss. I could tell how much she meant to you and your family. All of you are in our prayers. --Rusty
From:
Jack
Comments:
Mitzi, like my own little sister I never had. May you rest in peace knowing you were loved by many.
From:
Kim Allen Boone
Coatsburg, IL
Comments:
Such sad news! Mitzi was one of the sweetest women you could have ever met! Sending prayers to Bill and family!
From:
Vicki Bradbury
Mokena, IL
Comments:
I'm so sorry for your loss. Your family continues to be in my thoughts & prayers.
From:
Andrew O’Donnell
St. Louis, MO
Comments:
So very sorry. Many fond memories of your mom in the stands, always smiling! Prayers for peace at this time.
From:
Kaye
Palmyra, MO
Comments:
Michele was my mentor at work and my very dear friend. I'm lost without her. She is now in a beautiful place. Bill and family you are in my thoughts and prayers.
From:
Katie O’Neal
Payson, IL
Comments:
Michelle was a loving, kind, and perceptive person who loved deeply all of us lucky enough to know her. She was one of the very best. My prayers are with you all.
From:
J
Washington, NJ
Comments:
I never got to meet you in person. But I wanted to thank you for the kindness you always showed me. You were a wonderful mother, thank you for taking such good care of my best friend.
From:
Randy Hopson
Palmyra, MO
Comments:
It’s terrible to hear about your loss and I express my sincere sympathy to you and your family
From:
Nancy Sapp
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Mitzie's Home now. So my words are to her family.
To her mom... I know you've lost your best friend! I remember how much you were involved when the kids were little... I've lost track over the years but know you'll miss her terribly
Bill, I hope for the sad days to become far and few for you😘
Mitch and Lindsey ... boy was she crazy about and soo proud of those grand babies!
Keep her memory alive for them
Alex she was your best "cheerleader"... I know you're missing her... you were so sweet at the funeral home
Lucy.. you got her good looks and sweet personality😉... A treasure!
And to all you brothers...she was just the best sister and I know you were all so proud and loved her so...I could tell...sooo sorry for you all ... treasure the memories!
She was one of a kind... I was sorry we lost track over the yesrs❤️️
From:
Steve Baker
QUINCY, IL
Comments:
I'm so sorry for your loss.God gained another angel